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Main Title Volatilization of organic pollutants from water /
Author Mackay, Donald ; Yang Shiu, Wan ; Bobra, Alice ; Billington, Jim ; Chau, Eva
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Author Title of a Work
Mackay, Douglas M.
CORP Author Toronto Univ. (Ontario). Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry.;Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Research Laboratory ; Center for Environmental Research Information [distributor],
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA 600-3-82-019; EPA-R-80515; PB82230939
Stock Number PB82-230939
OCLC Number 33320122
Subjects Organic water pollutants
Additional Subjects Water pollution ; Air pollution ; Thermodynamics ; Chemical equilibrium ; Solubility ; Vapor pressure ; Henrys law ; Organic compounds ; Mass transfer ; Volatile organic compounds ; Air-water interfaces ; Numerical solution
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKCD  EPA-600/3-82-019 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 07/10/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-82-019 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
EMBD  EPA/600/3-82/019 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 10/27/1995
NTIS  PB82-230939 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 212 pages ; 28 cm
The volatilization of organic environmental contaminants from water bodies to the atmosphere was investigated. The general aim was to elucidate the factors that control the volatilization process and develop predictive methods for calculating volatilization rates for various compounds from rivers, lakes and other water bodies under various conditions of temperature and wind speed. The report contains both theoretical and experimental studies and a comprehensive review of the equilibrium physical chemistry and thermodynamics of systems involving hydrophobic organic solutes and water. A result of the thermodynamic analysis is the development of the fugacity approach for calculating multi-phase equilibria applicable to environmental partitioning. The approach can also be applied to calculating multi-resistance transfer as may occur in lakes. Correlations are developed for predicting or checking consistency of data for aqueous solubility, vapor pressure, Henry's law constant and octanol-water partition coefficient.
Cover title. "April 1982." "EPA 600-3-82-019."